[House Document 109-12]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]



                                     

109th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 109-12

 
    CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO ZIMBABWE

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

   NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY BLOCKING THE PROPERTY OF 
PERSONS UNDERMINING DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES OR INSTITUTIONS IN ZIMBABWE ON 
   MARCH 6, 2003, BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 13288, IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT 
          BEYOND MARCH 6, 2005, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




    March 3, 2005.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
     Committee on International Relations and ordered to be printed
To the Congress of the United States:
    Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national 
emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its 
declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register 
and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the 
emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. 
In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal 
Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the 
national emergency blocking the property of persons undermining 
democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe is to continue 
in effect beyond March 6, 2005. The most recent notice 
continuing this emergency was published in the Federal Register 
on March 5, 2004 (69 FR 10313).
    The crisis constituted by the actions and policies of 
certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons 
to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions 
has not been resolved. These actions and policies pose a 
continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign 
policy of the United States. For these reasons, I have 
determined that it is necessary to continue the national 
emergency blocking the property of persons undermining 
democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe and to 
maintain in force the sanctions to respond to this threat.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, March 2, 2005.
                                 Notice

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  Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Persons 
      Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe

    On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, I declared a 
national emergency blocking the property of persons undermining 
democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe, pursuant to 
the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
1701-1706). I took this action to deal with the unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States 
constituted by the actions and policies of certain members of 
the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine 
Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions, thus 
contributing to the deliberate breakdown in the rule of law in 
Zimbabwe, to politically motivated violence and intimidation in 
that country, and to political and economic instability in the 
southern African region.
    Because the actions and policies of these persons continue 
to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign 
policy of the United States, the national emergency declared on 
March 6, 2003, and the measures adopted on that date to deal 
with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond March 6, 
2005. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the 
National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing 
for 1 year the national emergency blocking the property of 
persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in 
Zimbabwe.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, March 2, 2005.